Benq Joybook Lite U101
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Benq Joybook Lite U101
Source: ITNews Australia Archive.org version
It's not widely available, but with this battery life on offer the BenQ Joybook Lite U101 should be.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 60% performance: 50% features: 50%
Source: PC Authority Archive.org version
BenQ have been all quiet on the laptop front in recent years. You would be lucky to find them at small computer stores, and they definitely weren’t in evidence at major department stores. It’s a rare thing when a product completely lives up to its name, but the BenQ JoyBook Lite manages to do exactly that. At $583, a mere 1.3kg and with 8hours maximum battery life, this is one netbook we’re happy to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/22/2009
Rating: mobility: 90%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
BenQ valiantly tries to make a splash in the netbook space. The Joybook Lite U101 sports a fun design and offers solid performance, but it's outshined by other 10-inch netbooks when it comes to endurance and ergonomics. For example, the $499 Samsung NC10 comes standard with a longer lasting six-cell battery and has a better keyboard. This netbook has style, but we wish it had more substance.
2.5 von 5, Verarbeitung gut, Display gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/30/2008
Rating: Total score: 50% display: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80%
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Benq: BenQ Corporation is a Taiwanese multi-national company that sells and markets consumer electronics, computing and communications devices. BenQ sells and markets technology products, including consumer electronics, computing and communication products. Its principal products include TFT LCD monitors and televisions, digital projectors, laptops, netbooks, All-in-One PCs, digital cameras, computer keyboards, mice, optical drives and mobile phones. The company operates worldwide. BenQ owns and operates five branch offices in Asia Pacific, China, Europe and the Americas, and employ over 1,400+ individuals. Benq is a small international manufacturer according market shares and notebook models, which are reviewed in German- and English-speaking countries.
50%: This average evaluation is exceptionally bad. There exist hardly any laptops, which are rated so negative.
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